I’ve been a full time SAHM for the nearly 5 years now, and I have 3 gorgeous babies that fill up my days.
I haven’t always enjoyed being a SAHM, although it has always been my choice and my decision. There are some days where I feel like crying when the kids are pushing all of my buttons and I’m struggling through trying to return the household to a state of reasonableness.
Recently though, something has changed my mindset, and while I’m not sure exactly what it is, it has changed how I feel about myself and myrtle as a full time mum. I feel a real sense of pride to tell people what I do and I really don’t mind what they may think of my choice anymore. No more do I dread that question of “so, what do you do”? .

Posted anonymously, 4th June 2014

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  • I love your confidence, you should do what you want, no questions asked!


  • yes be proud, enjoy your kids! there is no shame whether you stay home or work


  • Thanks so much for sharing. This could have been written by me! I’m also a SAHM, but with 2 kids (4 and 1) and I’m into my 15th consecutive month of being at home. It was fine until my youngest turned 1, and then there’s this expectation that you go back to work in some capacity. I’m the same, I have chosen to stay at home and overall, want to be here, but there are days as you said where I just dream of being back at work and let the kids be someone elses’ problem for the day! Sounds terrible I know, but I think people underestimate how hard it can be to have no ‘out’, even if just for a couple of days a week. Yes, work is also busy and tough, but it’s different, and it’s not as lonely as long days at home can be sometimes. I’ve also started trying to look at my life differently and accept what I do and try and make the most of it. I know I’m lucky to be able to stay home with my kids – many parents don’t have the choice – so I’ll be looking for the positives in every day :)


  • great to read this story


  • So pleased you are able to be proud off being a Sahm I think we need to be proud that we are doing the best we can to raise our kids


  • I’m a SAHM and for a long time I too felt guilty for not returning to work.


  • Not sure why but this story seems to have posted twice. SAHM’s are the bedrock of our society, and anyone who says that they don’t work, has never been a SAHM.


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